— Terence McKenna (via occupiedworld)
For decades we were duped with the propaganda line that capitalism is a synonym of democracy. But as Slavoj Zizek observed, this association has been irreparably severed in recent years. For starters, what good is democracy if politicians so readily sell out to corporate interests? It is a fact…
… there is something else even more important. It is the potent idea that the protesters represent the 99%.
This is what has changed, and it is a political shift as important as anything over the past generation or more.
We have been brought up to believe that the right represents the middle classes and the left represents the working classes. It is now clear that neither right nor left in conventional politics represent the interests of either… .
Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair rose to power with the support of the middle classes. But the middle classes in the UK, while they may not support the protests, are no longer prepared to put up with the financial status quo."
The Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice stands with Occupy Oakland!